JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED MONDAY WHEN CAR FALLS ON HIM

A Joshua Tree man was killed Monday afternoon after his car fell on him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Porter was working on his car in the 6200 block of Verbena Road when his car fell off the jack and pinned him underneath it. A maintenance worker for the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday after his girlfriend said he punched her in the face. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Slack, 40, and his girlfriend were returning from a party shortly before 11 p.m. when they began arguing. When they returned to their home in the 2600

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YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT NETS SIX ARRESTS

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Friday at Twentynine Palms Hwy and Balsa Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Michael Martin, 24, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for driving on a suspended license and booked into the Morongo Basin jail. David Shaub,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT, PLASTIC BAG BAN ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff that includes yet another traffic light and a ban on plastic bags… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will recognize the employee of the quarter, award additional pay

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, September 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION VACATION HOME RENTAL WORKSHOP MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will concentrate once again on vacation home rentals. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… At its September 2 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission picks up its consideration of a vacation home rental chapter for the City’s Development Code. This will be done in

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, September 3, at 3:00pm until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are

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ADULT CRAFTS THIS SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Adult Craft Classes will be offered at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the monthly class is this Saturday… The Twentynine Palms Library will hold its monthly adult craft class on Saturday, September 6, starting at 1:00 p.m. In this class, participants will have the opportunity to design

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS JUDGES AND SHERIFF CONTESTANTS WANTED

The Twentynine palms Chamber of Commerce is looking for partners to take on the roll of this year’s Pioneer Days Judge and Sheriff. Do you think your business, club, or organization has what it takes to be branded the ones in charge of this year’s festivities? The only way to

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Other than restoring one previously-eliminated classified position, the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District will tend mostly to adjustments of wording and amounts in assorted documents when they meet tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has more details… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its

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PARENT VISITATION AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School invites all parents to visit the school for their first monthly parent visitation day tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3. Parents may come for all day or part of the day and may also stay for lunch. School hours are 7:09 -1:51. Seventh grade lunch is at 10:00

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DEADLINE TODAY TO SIGN UP FOR YUCCA VALLEY SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Today is the deadline to sign up for Yucca Valley recreation adult softball leagues. Reporter Taylor Thacker steps up to the plate… Have fun with friends and family or meet new people by joining one of four adult slow pitch softball leagues offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN SCRIMMAGE GAME

In high school football, the Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats football team traveled to Temple City High School Friday night to participate in a scrimmage event. The two team event lasted for an hour and a half, with both teams running approximately 35 offensive plays. The Wildcats will now prepare for

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team will host San Jacinto High School Tigers at home. First serve is at 4:30.

REMOTE CONTROL TOYS

Remote control toys are great fun. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Desert is not the place for them…

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what can be used in the park.

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HOLIDAY OPERATIONS FOR BUS AND TRASH

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 2nd. Burrtec trash pickups normally scheduled for Mondays will be done on Tuesday this week.

SHATTERED CEILINGS

Only two percent of persons named in our high school history books are women, and very little of our national dramatic literature celebrates their contribution. Taylor Thacker heralds a limited local run of a play that works at changing that…

Theatre 29 celebrates American women with a touring play called

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THE WAY REVEREND LOU GERHARDT SEES IT

“The Way I See It At 89 Years of Age” is the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s nine week seminar beginning Sept.4, at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church. The free sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the church, which is at the corner of

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR SHOW

Show off your classic car for a good cause. The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show is taking registrations. The car show will be September 20 at the Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. This show is open to all makes and

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SIGN-UP TIME FOR THE ORCHID FESTIVAL

The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club is now accepting applications from local, non-political, secular, 501(c)3 charities who would like to either have an information booth or a fundraising booth at the Orchid Festival October 4th and 5th. The is no charge for non-profit booth space, which is limited to the

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